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How to buy Ames National Corporation stock | $25.3

Learn how to easily invest in Ames National Corporation stock.

Ames National Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Ames National Corporation shares (ATLO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ames National Corporation employs 280 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Ames National Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: ATLO)

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Ames National Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$25.30
52-week range$15.97 - $27.61
50-day moving average $24.21
200-day moving average $24.71
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 9.4663
Dividend yield $1.02 (4.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.49

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Is it a good time to buy Ames National Corporation stock?

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Ames National Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.3 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-25) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 2.93%
3 months (2021-05-05) 0.32%
6 months (2021-02-01) N/A
1 year (2020-08-01) N/A
2 years (2019-08-01) N/A
3 years (2018-08-01) N/A
5 years (2016-08-01) N/A

Is Ames National Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ames National Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ames National Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ames National Corporation's P/E ratio

Ames National Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Ames National Corporation shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ames National Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $64.7 million
Operating margin TTM 46%
Gross profit TTM $59.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.14%
Return on equity TTM 11.07%
Profit margin 35.21%
Book value $23.03
Market capitalisation $215.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ames National Corporation shares

There are currently 48,737 Ames National Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ames National Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% down from 49,413 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ames National Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Ames National Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ames National Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ames National Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ames National Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 99463.265306122). Ames National Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.49. In other words for every 100,000 Ames National Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 490 shares are currently held short.

However Ames National Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ames National Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ames National Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ames National Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ames National Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0054% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ames National Corporation shares, roughly 5 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ames National Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Ames National Corporation stock.

Ames National Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 40.93% of net profits

Recently Ames National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 40.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ames National Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ames National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.02 per share.

While Ames National Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ames National Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Ames National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ames National Corporation's shares ever split?

Ames National Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 17 July 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ames National Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ames National Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Ames National Corporation's share price.

Ames National Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ames National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.9708 up to $27.6139. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATLO.US volatility(beta: 0.76)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ames National Corporation's is 0.7568. This would suggest that Ames National Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ames National Corporation overview

Ames National Corporation operates as a multi-bank holding company that provides banking products and services primarily in Adams, Boone, Clarke, Hancock, Polk, Marshall, Ringgold, Story, Taylor, and Union counties in the central, north-central, and south-central Iowa. The company accepts a range of deposits, including checking and savings accounts; and time deposits, such as money market accounts and certificates of deposit. It also provides loans, such as short-term and medium-term commercial and agricultural real estate, residential real estate loans, equipment, vehicle, and home improvement loans; personal loans and lines of credit; agricultural and business operating loans and lines of credit; and originates mortgage loans for sale into the secondary market. In addition, the company offers cash management, merchant credit card processing, safe deposit box, wire transfer, direct deposit of payroll and social security check, and automated/video teller machine access services; and automatic drafts for various accounts, as well as wealth management services. Further, it provides farm management, investment, and custodial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations; and online management, mobile and and private banking services. Ames National Corporation was founded in 1903 and is based in Ames, Iowa. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ames National Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.504% of Ames National Corporation shares are held by insiders and 26.672% by institutions.
How many people work for Ames National Corporation?
Latest data suggests 280 work at Ames National Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Ames National Corporation?
Ames National Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Ames National Corporation based?
Ames National Corporation's address is: 405 5th Street, Ames, IA, United States, 50010
What is Ames National Corporation's ISIN number?
Ames National Corporation's international securities identification number is: US0310011004
What is Ames National Corporation's CUSIP number?
Ames National Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 031001100

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